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Bowlers deliver victories for Bangladesh Women, Sri Lanka Women

Inoka Ranaweera (centre) picked three wickets for Sri Lanka
Inoka Ranaweera (centre) picked three wickets for Sri Lanka

Panna Ghosh picked a four-wicket haul for Bangladesh Women to restrict Thailand Women for 53 in a chase of 89 while Sri Lanka Women were instrumental in dismissing Nepal Women for 23 to set up an eight-wicket win in the Asian Cricket Council Women's Asia Cup tournament in Bangkok.

Bangladesh Women 88-6 (Sanjida 38) beat
Thailand Women 53 (Ghosh 4-9) by 35 runs
Fifth T20I, ACC Women's Asia Cup, Bangkok

After sent to bat first, Bangladesh lost Nigar Sultana (2) and Shaila Sharmin (0) early but Sanjida Islam (38) and Fargana Hoque (15) provided some stability with a 42-run stand for the third wicket.

With not much support around, Bangladesh managed only 88 for six in their 20 overs with Suleeporn Laomi (3-18) picking three wickets.

Nattakan Chantam (21) played a blistering 23-ball knock but the rest of the batting looked out of sorts with Ghosh (4-9) and Rumana Ahmed (3-5) running through the Thailand team and dismissed them for 53 runs.

Sri Lanka Women 24-2 (Perera 17no) beat
Nepal Women 23 (Ranaweera 3-3) by eight wickets
Sixth T20I, ACC Women's Asia Cup, Bangkok

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first. Sugandika Kumari (3-7), Inoka Ranaweera (3-3) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (2-0) put on a collective effort to dismiss Nepal for just 23 runs. Jyoti Pandey (16) was the top scorer in the innings.

In their chase, even though Sri Lanka lost Yasode Mendis (4) and Chamari Atapattu (1) , Hasini Perera (17 not out) and Dilani Surangika (1 not out) ensured Sri Lanka chased down the target in 4.3 overs with eight wickets in hand.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are now placed third and fourth in the table respectively.

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